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You have probably heard about shared prong, pave and channel settings. They possess a lot of similarities but are entirely different from each other. A shared prong setting is the number one choice for most brides as it gives your stone that brilliance and shiny look.

In this article, you will learn what a shared prong setting is, why it differs from other settings and its advantages. Let’s get right into it!

What Really is a Shared Prong Setting?

A shared prong is a setting on either side of the prongs to hold the two gemstones. They are used by jewelers when the diamonds are larger than pave or channel settings. A shared prong allows more light to pass through each diamond as there is less visible metal, with each stone sharing one set of prongs.

Pros and Cons of a Shared Prong Setting

Before getting your next jewelry with a shared prong setting, here are the advantages and disadvantages.


  • It allows maximum light to reflect off the gems because it has less visible metal
  • It lifts the gemstone and makes them appear bigger than the average size
  • It is effortless to clean as each metal shares a prong
  • You can use a shared prong setting to make different diamond shapes and sizes
  • Shared prong settings are very affordable compared to pave and channel settings, as they need less metal


  • Prongs can get caught in your clothes, furniture, or hair hence damaging your cloth or the gemstone if not properly installed
  • It is difficult to repair when the setting has multiple gems because you will have to find another stone of the same size

To Wrap Up

Choosing a setting for your diamond is vital if you want to create a unique style for your ring. If you are looking for a gemstone with minimal distracting elements to maintain its brilliance and shiny look, you should consider the shared prong setting.

For more information or help choosing a setting for your diamond, please do not hesitate to contact us!